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Lagos, LA, Nigeria

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Past articles by Yinka:

Kenya hasn’t figured out how to put its local founders first

Last month, a furor broke out on Kenyan social media when a French startup founder, who had only spent a few months in the East African country, seemingly had no trouble raising $1 million in pre-seed… → Read More

Africa’s diversified economies are set to rebound quicker than its extractive giants

If you're looking for a few positives, export growth is expected to accelerate this year in line with the rebound in economic activity among major trading partners → Read More

Why the Silicon Valley-style investment approach isn’t best for African startups

African startup investment needs "a more measured perspective that significant, profitable opportunities exist despite, and arguably because, of the challenges." → Read More

Authoritarians have a love-hate relationship with social media

Few would argue that government-mandated internet shutdowns are preferable to a freely accessible internet. → Read More

Why a Nobel laureate is backing Bobi Wine’s bid to be Uganda’s president

"We just have to ask Museveni to stop terrorizing Ugandan people to stop behaving even worse than Idi Amin against who we all rose." → Read More

The biggest risk and opportunity for African economies in 2021

African economies are expected to rebound in 2021, but debt will be the biggest issue they face in the new year. → Read More

Netflix adds Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board

Strive Masiyiwa is effectively replacing former Obama security advisor, Susan Rice → Read More

Africa’s internet economy is booming but it needs more homegrown software developers

Women currently make up 21% of developers in African countries, compared with just 15% of junior developers in the US. → Read More

How a Biden administration will change US-Africa relations

US-Africa policy has been bipartisan and consistent for 25 years but the change in tone with Biden will have a notable impact → Read More

The US has championed democracy in Africa for decades, now its own problems show a need for humility

With US concerns around elections in Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Guinea and others comes at time when American democracy is going through a rough patch → Read More

Nigeria’s EndSARS protests have been about much more than police brutality

Young Nigerians are now pushing back with a focus and determination that has flummoxed the often complacent government of president Muhammadu Buhari. → Read More

Nigerians fear an internet shutdown but power cuts and fuel shortages hurt more amid protests

Large swathes of Lagos have already reported power outages leaving millions without real time access to information at a crucial and uncertain time. → Read More

Watch: What China’s influence in Africa means for the global economy

Africa” doesn’t actually have a Chinese debt crisis → Read More

Solar mini-grids can get electricity to more Africans but regulators need to help

Kenya and Tanzania are leading on the roll-out of renewable solar power mini-grids → Read More

Digital platforms have been a boon for social assistance in African countries during the pandemic

"An important objective for policymakers in the post-Covid period will be to build on the capabilities developed during the crisis." → Read More

Africa is tackling its supply chain deficit with a US-backed research center in Ghana

The US government has awarded $15 million to back a supply chain center of excellence at Kwame Nkrumah University in partnership with Arizona State University → Read More

How Google’s balloons are bringing internet to new parts of Kenya

A balloon with internet can cover up to 200 times the reach of the average cellphone tower → Read More

Africa’s pathway to economic recovery post-Covid is looking much more murky

IMF now estimates Sub-Saharan Africa's economy will shrink by -3.2% this year, that’s 1.6 percentage points more than it said in April → Read More

Investors in Africa are betting on the reality of climate change

Climate adaptation costs in Africa are predicted to reach up to $50 billion a year by 2050 in the event of the planet warming by an additional 2°C (36°F). → Read More

The China-Africa relationship is being reset for a post-Covid world

African governments might be willing to maintain a "win-win" relationship with Beijing, but African citizens are starting to ask tough questions about China. → Read More